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Home : Patterns : Tumbling Blocks Vest
 

Free Knitting Pattern: Tumbling Blocks Vest

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern #: 747
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: Medium, Large
Finished chest measurement 40 (46, 50, 54) inches
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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For those who like the challenge of working with multiple colors. we're offering the beautiful Wool-Ease Tumbling Blocks Vest pattern. This designer vest is a wearable work of art. It looks smart and goes with everything. Knit it with 10 Wool-Ease colors.
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Color (A)
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Color (B)
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Color (C)
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Color (D)
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Color (E)
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Color (F)
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Color (G)
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Color (H)
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Color (I)
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Color (J)
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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
Wool-Ease®
Natural Heather Fisherman Ranch Red Blush Heather Blue Heather Navy Denim Blue Mist
Seaspray Mink Brown Cocoa Cranberry Dark Rose Heather Rose Heather Grey Heather Oxford Grey
Black Mustard Blossom Eggplant Gold Sage Avocado Loden
Chestnut Heather Forest Green Heather Paprika Violet Denim Twist Pumpkin Wood Multi White/Multi
Wheat Mushroom White Frost

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  620-153 Wool-Ease® Yarn: Black
   balls
(3, 4, 4)  
Note: (MC)
•  620-130 Wool-Ease® Yarn: Green Heather DISCONTINUED
   ball
 
Not available, sorry!
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Note: (A)
•  620-190 Wool-Ease® Yarn: Copper (discontinued)
   ball
 
Not available, sorry!
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Note: (B)
•  620-114 Wool-Ease® Yarn: Denim
   ball
 
Note: (C)
•  620-152 Wool-Ease® Yarn: Oxford Grey
   ball
 
Note: (D)
•  620-179 Wool-Ease® Yarn: Chestnut Heather
   ball
 
Note: (E)
•  620-145 Wool-Ease® Yarn: Plum (discontinued)
   ball
 
Not available, sorry!
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Note: (F)
•  620-138 Wool-Ease® Yarn: Cranberry
   ball
 
Note: (G)
•  620-127 Wool-Ease® Yarn: Mink Brown
   ball
 
Note: (H)
•  620-151 Wool-Ease® Yarn: Grey Heather
   ball
 
Note: (I)
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 6 [4.00 mm]   $  
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]   $  
Lion Brand Stitch Holders   $  
Additional Materials
Size 6 circular needles
 

Tumbling Blocks Vest

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®

GAUGE:

18 sts + 24 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) with Size 8 needles in St st (k on RS, p on WS).

STITCH EXPLANATION:

ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and k them tog.

NOTES:

When changing colors, be sure to twist yarn on WS from underneath to avoid holes.

BACK
Border
With smaller straight needles and MC, cast on 87 (101, 109, 117) sts. Work in k 1, p 1 rib in the foll color sequence: 4 rows MC, 4 rows C, 2 rows MC, 2 rows G, 2 rows MC inc 3 sts evenly spaced across last row – 90 (104, 112, 120) sts. Change to larger needles and work in St st foll chart Rows 1-58. Shape armholes Keeping to chart, bind off 5 sts at beg of next 2 rows, then dec 1 st at each end every other row 4 (5, 6, 7) times – 72 (84, 90, 96) sts. Cont to foll chart through 2nd Row 68. Bind off.

FRONT

Work same as Back until armhole shaping has been completed – 72 (84, 90, 96) sts. Shape V-neck: Next Row Keeping to chart, work 35 (41, 44, 47) sts and place on holder, bind off center 2 sts, work rem 35 (41, 44, 47) sts. Working each side separately and keeping to chart, at center front dec 1 st every 3rd row 19 times. Work until Front measures same as Back to shoulders. Bind off rem 16 (22, 25, 28) sts. Work other side to correspond foll chart.

FINISHING

Sew Front to back at shoulders. Neckband With RS facing, using circular needles and MC, pick up and k 40 sts along the Back, 47 (49, 51, 53) sts along left neck edge to center front, marker center, 47 (49, 51, 53) sts along right neck edge, mark for beg of rnd. Work around in k 1, p 1 rib as foll: 1 rnd MC, 1 rnd G, 1 rnd MC, 1 rnd C, 2 rnds MC. At same time, work neck band front center shaping on every round. Work to 2 sts before center marker, ssk, slip the marker, k2tog; work to end of round. Repeat this shaping on all neckband rounds. Bind off to gauge. Sew side seams. Armbands With RS facing, using circular needles and MC, pick up and k 107 (109, 111, 113) sts along armhole shaping. Work in rib and stripe sequence as for neckband. Bind off in rib.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing) foll = follow(s)(ing)
k = knit p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing) rnd(s) = round(s)
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side  


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